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[Nettime-bold] new media and the elections.


Thursday, October 19, 2000
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Bartos Theater
MIT Media Lab
20 Ames Street

        Stephen Ansolabehere, Political Science, MIT
        Chappell Lawson, Political Science, MIT
        Anna Greenberg, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

This Forum will discuss the 2000 presidential election and the media. What
are the underlying dynamics of the election, and how has the race unfolded?
Who is likely to win and why? How have political communications -- through
traditional media such as television and new media such as the Internet --
shaped the 2000 election? What innovations in electoral politics and
communications have come about through the Internet? How does the
American political experience with new media compare with that of other

Stephen Ansolabehere is an MIT professor of
political science who studies elections, democracy,
and the mass media. He is coauthor (with Shanto
Iyengar) of The Media Game and of Going Negative:
How Political Advertising Alienates and Polarizes
the American Electorate. His articles have appeared
in The American Political Science Review, The
British Journal of Politics, The Journal of Politics,
Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion
Quarterly, The Quill, and Chance. His current
research projects include campaign finance,
congressional elections, and party politics.

Chappell Lawson is an assistant professor of
political science at MIT. His major interests include
Latin American politics, Mexican politics, regime
change, the mass media, and U.S. foreign policy.
His dissertation, Building the Fourth Estate,
addresses the role of the mass media in
democratization. Lawson's current research focuses
on voting behavior in Mexico. Before joining the MIT
faculty, Lawson served as a director of
Inter-American Affairs on the National Security
Council and was a fellow at the Center for
U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of California,
San Diego.

Anna Greenberg is assistant professor of public
policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
She specializes in public opinion, political
participation, gender politics, and religion and
politics. She is currently working on a book titled
Divine Inspiration: Revealing Faith in Politics, which
examines the role of congregations in politics and
local communities. Her other research focuses on
the gender gap and electoral politics. Greenberg is
an expert on Web-based survey research and has
conducted a variety of methodological and
substantive studies using an Internet-based panel.
Greenberg was a field worker for senators
Christopher Dodd and Joe Lieberman, was Rosa
DeLauro's deputy press secretary in her run for
Congress, and worked in the polling unit of the 1992
Clinton/Gore campaign.

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